Collins Memorial Library

Eco Mandala

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In the spirit of building environmental awareness, this Eco-Mandala was constructed during Earth Week out of non-recyclable lids and demonstrates just a fraction of the lids that are discarded on our campus each semester.  It acts as a large-scale object for contemplation of the permanence and plethora of disposable commodities large and small that populate not just landfills but also oceans, rivers, and land.  Moreover, the Eco-Mandala is meant to promote consideration of the permanent effects of daily, fleeting choices and actions. 

Conceived by: Peter Hodum, Biology and Environmental Policy and Decision Making, Siddarth Ramakrishnan, Biology, and Elise Richman, Art and Art History.

Constructed and designed by students from: Art 201:  Intermediate Drawing and Design, Students for a Sustainable Campus, and Environmental Policy and Decision Making.

Located on the Main Floor of the library in the East Reading Room.